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One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition Nintendo Switch Preview

I’ve never watched the One Piece Anime nor have I read its manga. I’m not a fan of Anime or manga. So when editor-in-chief Adam Roffel asked if I wanted to review One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition for the Nintendo Switch, I was a bit skeptical. But I decided to watch a preview trailer for the game before I decided whether or not I’d review the game. The preview I watched looked interesting and so I decided to give the game a go. What did a non-Anime, non-One Piece fan think of the game? Read on to find out my initial impressions in this preview for One Piece for Nintendo Switch!


I wasn’t sure if I’d like One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition. The trailer I saw for the game had some interesting gameplay: the fighting, bug catching, fishing, and treasure hunting, but I’m not an Anime fan. Would the Anime in One Piece over power what I liked about the trailer?

When I started playing One Piece, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I kept an open mind though and so far, I’ve been surprised by what I found in the game.

The opening animated cutscene was actually pretty good. Even better though is the game’s actual graphics. The characters and the environments of One Piece are so very three dimensional and everything looks great on the TV and on the Switch’s handheld screen. Not only that, but there is a lot of variety in the types of places you visit in this game!

I also really like the game’s combat system. I’m not anti-action games, but I admit I’m more of an rpg fan than an action game fan. One Piece is very much an action game, but it does have some rpg elements like leveling up and collecting items as you go. This game’s battle system is a lot of fun though. You have a lot of characters to play as and each of the characters have their own unique fighting style. I really enjoy switching between the characters during a battle.

However, One Piece isn’t just a fighting game. There is a really cool hub town that you visit and you’ll be collecting items in levels in order to expand the hub town and add more shops and places to visit. The town is full of life too and there’s a lot of people in it. The combination of fighting game and rpg in One Piece works well and its an enjoyable game so far.

Is everything about this game great? Well, no, I admit that I don’t really care much for the game’s story. Thats more of a “I don’t like Anime” thing though. And I admit I’m a bit disapointed by the bug hunting and fishing in this game too. I like more straight forward bug hunting and fishing (Animal Crossing fan!) but the mini-games for both here are sort of rhythm based, press the button at the time experiances. I don’t think that really fits this game. I haven’t seen treasure hunting yet, so I’m not sure how that will turn out.

One Piece, overall, seems like a good game though. I have been able to get past my dislike of Anime and really enjoy the gameplay here. I look forward to seeing what else this game has to offer!

Please stay tuned for my full review of One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition for Nintendo Switch. I will have that as soon as possible.


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blank Daniel Fugate has wanted to be a writer since he was seven years old. He has a bachelor's degree in English and he's a huge Animal Crossing fan. The Wii U and 3DS are currently his favorite video game systems!

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